There’s nothing more essential in your wardrobe than a winter coat. It’ll keep you roasty-toasty all day, stay in style all season and last for years to come. Which is why, realistically, you’ve probably already got one.
And those two-hundred-and-forty-six listicles on which ones to buy haven’t been too helpful.
We’re taking a more edgy approach. When it’s extremely cold, the extremes are most important. Frosty fingertips and snow-flecked ears aren’t cute, and no matter how enveloping your winter coat is, it won’t save you from a stray snowball.
Here, then, is an avalanche of this season’s hottest accessories, making even better stocking fillers than a pair of chilly feet.
Streetwear brand The Hundreds have filled our wardrobes with ace clobber this year, and their hats deserve a place on our stand too. The United Beanie comes in a range of blocky colourways, perfect for matching with an eighties sweat or retro Reebok Classics. Just don’t mention the product name down the terraces if you’re a city fan.
£32.50, available here in three colourways.
Twist this tongue-twisting scarf around your neck and you’ll be suitably toasty. It’s an extra large, soft touch, chunky knit scarf – which in layman’s terms means it’s really fucking warm. We love the tassel details too – properly nice, NICCE.
£22, available here.
Any country folk will know how much of a staple Barbour is in winter – from their iconic wax jackets to tartan knitwear. We think this cable hat and scarf set is major, and a perfect Crimbo present. Both have a fleece lining, too, for extra comfort. Dog walk chic is here.
£49.95, available here in pink or grey.
Manchester-based sustainable and ethical brand WAWWA are always worth shouting about. Their fresh, generous approach to casualwear – from donating products to those in need and supporting environmental causes – is really, really ace. We recommend their green reversible scarf, adorned with their futuristic logo. The major news? For every one you buy, they’ll donate one to someone less fortunate.
£29, available here.
Stance standout for a simple focus – they do socks, and they do ‘em really well. Big up these snow socks with breathable mesh, arch support and toe closure that make them impossibly warm.
£24.99, available here.
Torn Merino Burnt Red sounds like an especially indulgent bottle of wine – but it’s actually Komodo’s best pair of hand-warmers. Finished by hand and ethically made with pure, natural fibres, it’s green-fingered goodness that’ll keep you cosy.
£20, available here.